Individual and Socio-environmental Determinants of Overweight and Obesity in Urban Canada

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Essay #: 071989
Total text length is 6,033 characters (approximately 4.2 pages).

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The beginning:
Individual and Socio-environmental Determinants of Overweight and Obesity in Urban Canada
What are the researchers trying to find out?
The researchers, Pouliou and Elliott (2010) are trying to find out the evidence of overweight and obesity in Canada may be linked to the socio-environmental determinants of health. What this means is that there are a number of individual and social risk factors, connected to characteristics of certain communities, which may lead to overweight and obesity. These characteristics can include factors linked to a person’s diet and physical activity levels, or it can include factors linked to a person’s physical environment, such as how a neighbourhood is designed and structured and what resources are available,...
The end:
.....specifically for this study, but at the same time any data collected by a small research team may not have been as thorough or valuable because of the cost of collecting such a large amount of data.
Is the paper clearly written? Do the authors reconcile their findings?
The paper is clearly written and it is easy to understand how the research was conducted and what the statistics indicated. Despite this fact, it may have been helpful for readers if some of the important tabular data could be presented in graph format to highlight specific findings. The authors do reconcile their findings with the research questions and indicate that because of the gap between their findings and others’, further research will be necessary over the long term.